Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria has dissociated itself from the University of Lagos (Unilag) lecturer, Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu from viral BBC investigation that exposed him of sexually harassing female students.
The BBC Africa Eye earlier today released a year-long investigation documenting the sexual harassment behaviour of some lecturers at the University of Lagos and the University of Ghana.
In the 13-minute video, Igbenuhue, a lecturer of the Faculty of Arts in Unilag, the current sub-dean and the head pastor of Four Square Church, was heard in one of the discreetly recorded videos telling an undercover reporter who had disguised as a 17-year-old admission seeker to switch off the light so he could kiss her.
The church in a statement signed by National Secretary, Foursquare Gospel Church, Rev. Ikechukwu Ugbaja noted that the leadership of the church attention has been drawn to a video clip trending on social media platforms titled “Sex for grades: Undercover in West Africa Universities- BBC News”
According to him, “Wherein a lecturer in University of Lagos names Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu also described as a pastor in Foursquare Gospel Church was allegedly involved in sexual misconduct with some female students of the university.
“The general public is hereby informed that as a holiness and Bible-believing Church, we do not condone such heinous and unscriptural act among our ministers.
“We totally dissociate ourselves from the purported conduct of Dr. Igbenoghu and promise to take appropriate measure as soon as the ongoing investigation is concluded.
“Meanwhile, the pastor in question has been asked to step down from all ministerial assignments.”